4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour Overview
The 4 days Gorilla tour starts and ends in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. Enjoy 4 days of exploring Rwanda’s beauty which involves a magical gorilla trekking adventure in the Volcanoes National Park where you meet face to face with the mountain gorilla giants resident in the Virunga conservation area. The pricing for this 4 Days Rwanda gorilla trekking tour includes a gorilla permit of $1500 each person visiting the gorillas and your 3 nights accommodation in Rwanda.
Safari Highlights for The 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour
- Day 1: Airport Pickup & Transfer to Volcanoes National Park
- Day 2: Mountain Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park
- Day 3: Golden monkey Tracking / Dian Fossey Hikes visit
- Day 4: Kigali City tour, Genocide Memorial & Departure
Gorilla Trekking takes place in the Virunga ranges of Volcanoes National Park where about half (400) of the 800 remaining mountain gorillas in the world can be found in this park which gives you the chance to track these highly endangered species as well as the golden monkeys which can also be found in the bamboo vegetation of the park. 8 visitors are allowed to visit each of the 10 habituated gorilla groups per day in this park which is an indication of over 80 gorilla permits issued out daily. This gorilla trekking tour will also take you for a Kigali City Tour to visit the genocide memorial site that is a commemoration center for the tragic 1994 Rwanda genocide which claimed over 800,000 nationals. You will also visit the Kandt National Museum where you will be taken around to tour a variety of historical items left behind by the Belgium government when the country got independence.
DAY 1: AIRPORT PICKUP & TRANSFER TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
You will meet with a tour agent/guide from our company at the Airport upon arrival. Following a briefing about your 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking tour and the flow of each day’s activities, you will drive to Kigali with your tour guide for a luncheon. After your lunch, Go for a Kigali city tour visiting the genocide memorial center where you will be narrated about the 1994 genocide. Later, start your 2 hours journey to Volcanoes National Park with amazing views of the rolling thousand hills of Rwanda along the way. On arrival, you will check in at the lodge of your choice for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation Options: Mountain Gorilla View lodge (Up Market), La Palme Hotel (Moderate), Kinigi Guesthouse (Budget), Meal plan : Lunch and Dinner
DAY 2: GORILLA TREKKING IN VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Wake up to a heavy breakfast in the morning and get transfered by your driver-guide to the park headquarters in Kinigi where you will attend to a briefing about gorilla trekking rules and regulations and be allocated to the gorilla family before embarking on the trekking adventure. Gorila trekking in Rwanda is surely a thrilling adventure one should take. You will witness and have the amazing views of the Virunga ranges, as you get up-close with these gentle giants watching them play, feed, guard young ones, among other things. On your way back to the lodge, you will be able to see other animals resident in the park such as elephants, monkeys, buffaloes as well as various species of birds. Later after trekking head back to the lodge for a late lunch. Throughout the evening, you can take a walk in the community or choose to stay and unwind at the lodge.
Accommodation Options: Mountain Gorillas view Hotel/ 5 Volcanoes Lodge (Luxury)/ Da Vinci Lodge, Gorilla Solution Lodge, Le bamboo Lodge (Deluxe)/Muhabura Hotel (Budget).
DAY 3: GOLDEN MONKEY TRACKING / DIAN FOSSEY TOMBS HIKE
Breakfast in the morning and thereafter, you will head on for a guided walk with a ranger guide to trackto track the golden monkeys, these animals are very interesting to watch while they play, move around trees and feed.
Alternatively, you may opt for a hike to the Dian Fosssey tomb, where you will learn more about the American zoologist who once took care of mountain gorillas but was murdered by the poachers (please note that; optional activities are not included in the final costing). After the trek, return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, visit a local school where you will interact with the locals.
DAY 4: KIGALI CITY TOUR & DEPARTURE
After breakfast, you will pack up and leave the Volcanoes National Park getting on a picturesque journey to Kigali City. When you have time, you will on reaching Kigali go for a city tour visiting few remarkable places like pottery projects, markets, handicraft shops, the national museum etc. Later have lunch still in the city and drive to the airport for your flight back home.
What’s not included in 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour
- Rwanda Gorilla trekking permits,
- Golden monkey tracking,
- Airport transfers pickup and drop-off
- Meals per itinerary
- Pure Bottled drinking water
- Driver allowance
- Private Safari Vehicle
- En – route lunches
- All activities
- Iby’iwacu Cultural village
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What’s not included in 4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Tour
- Hotel fees while in Kigali,
- Travel/Tourist Visas,
- International flights,
- Personal expenses like Cigars, beers, tips, souvenirs, laundry services
- Porter fees when tracking
- Tips to local guide
- Insurance and shopping
- And any other optional activity.
What to Bring for Rwanda Gorilla Tour
- A rain jacket/poncho is very essential as it could unpredictably rain
- Light clothes as the sun does shine pretty bright in this part
- A torch is essential for safety purposes
- A Zoom lens Camera for photographs
- A good insect repellent to keep those persistent insects away
- Hiking boots to wear for the jungle hikes in the Volcanoes NP
How to Obtain a Rwanda Visa
Acquiring your Rwanda visa just got much easier as the Rwandan government established a new visa regime starting January 2018. Presently, all travelers access visa on arrival at Kigali international airport. Also, remember to carry other travel documents such as passports and medical certificates
Obtaining Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Permits
A gorilla permit is a must have for Rwanda gorilla safaris without which no one is allowed to meet with the gorillas. Due to the high demand for the permits, travelers are required to book as early as six months prior to the trekking date. Booking can be done directly with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) in Rwanda or Uganda wildlife authority (UWA)in Uganda. Read more about gorilla permits here